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Bulgarian Engineer Launched New Yogurt Brand in Canada Bulgarian Engineer Launched New Yogurt Brand in Canada

18 March 2014 | With Bulgarian immigrants increasing in number and business adventurousness,
Greek yogurt age in North America may be challenged. Since this February a new brand of Bulgarian... Full Story



Foreign Wines Outnumbered Bulgarian Ones on Vinaria 2014 Competition
Foreign Wines Outnumbered Bulgarian Ones on Vinaria 2014 Competition

11 March 2014 | National wine tastings, preceding Bulgaria’s biggest wine fair, Vinaria 2014, started today with a surprise: foreign wines exceeded in number Bulgarian ones first time in history... Full Story


Massimo Bottura Opens a Restauratn in Istanbul, Turkey
Massimo Bottura Opens a Restauratn in Istanbul, Turkey

6 March 2014 | Besiktas, the lively hub of Istanbul, where luxurious hotels stand amidst churches, mosques, museums and a late Ottoman pavillion, will soon host a new restaurant by Massimo Bottura. Full Story


Turkey Wins Expats' Hearts With Excellent Food and Nice Weather
Turkey Wins Expats' Hearts With Excellent Food and Nice Weather

4 March 2014 | Excellent local food and good weather won Turkey the 11th place in the world in expats' hearts - in a ranking, published by HSBC. No other country in South East Europe had made it... Full Story


Macedonia to Open Ten Representative Wine Shops
Macedonia to Open Ten Representative Wine Shops

28 February 2014 | In its efforts to boost the growing local wine industry, the government of Republic of Macedonia announced an ambitious project - to support the establishment of ten... Full Story


Mount Athos Area KOUZINA 2014
Mount Athos Area KOUZINA 2014

The most famous Greek culinary event!
With the signature of the famous Greek chef Dina Nikolaou


Mount Athos Area Kouzina is a month long annual food festival which takes place from the 15th of... Full Story


Belgium's fun, food&fashion week starts in Sofia
Belgium's fun, food&fashion week starts in Sofia

8 November 2013 | Several fashion icons, a selection of nation's fabulous treats, a classical concert and short films – the dense program of the coming Belgian week in Sofia equals a weekly trip... Full Story


Izmir Gourmet: Food is in the Air
Izmir Gourmet: Food is in the Air

Food is literally everywhere in Izmir.

The first stop a traveller would usually make, is Passaport – the vivid promenade along the seaside, which has turned into a landmark with its black and... Full Story


Sherbet or Sorbet? An East-West Beverage Tradition
Sherbet or Sorbet? An East-West Beverage Tradition

Sherbet and sorbet are a pronounced example of the contemporary gastronomic approach to the “Eastern-Western” synthesis. Full Story


A World of Flavour Comes to Serbia's Capital
A World of Flavour Comes to Serbia's Capital

18 June 2010 | At Belgrade's first food and drink festival, the weather was hot and some of the food even hotter. Full Story


Simply Red
Simply Red

When asked how he can tell what tomatoes are good, Pizho – a 63-year-old chef in a small neighbourhood restaurant, always answers the same thing: by “the tasty red” colour. Full Story


Slow Food Bulgaria Organises Balkan Culinary Forum
Slow Food Bulgaria Organises Balkan Culinary Forum

1 June 2010 | The first of its kind regional forum, Terra Madre Balkans, will take place between July 16 and 18, in Sofia, and bring together participants from all over the Balkans for a series of... Full Story


Pumpkin head!
Pumpkin head!

If you wish to insult somebody in Bulgarian, you could call him tikvenik – a word whose Full Story


Turkey's Cuisine: The Tastes that Flew Away
Turkey's Cuisine: The Tastes that Flew Away

A glance at old Turkish cookbooks reveals a staggering array of dishes made with poultry and game birds. Full Story


Sofia Hosts Armenian Cuisine Festival
Sofia Hosts Armenian Cuisine Festival

November 2009 | A festival of Armenian cuisine, hosted by the restaurant Vratata and the winery Villa Yustina Full Story


Serbia's Testicle-Cooking Championship: Machos at Your Table
Serbia's Testicle-Cooking Championship: Machos at Your Table

If there is a place where to refrain from spelling out the proverb You are what you eat, it is Sumadija, the home of first international testicle cooking (and eating) competition. Full Story


Brown Fingers’ Season in Bulgaria
Brown Fingers’ Season in Bulgaria

Every September, expats and attentive tourists in Bulgaria notice the coming of a kind of local fashion wave – Full Story


Italian Artists Makes Macedonia Salad as Performance in Skopje
Italian Artists Makes Macedonia Salad as Performance in Skopje

2 September 2009 | The performance “Macedonia!” by Italian artist Silvio Palladino will be held at Skopje’s Stone Bridge on Wednesday evening, starting at 7:16 pm. Full Story


Bulgaria’s Exclusive Ownership of Shopska Salad Challenged
Bulgaria’s Exclusive Ownership of Shopska Salad Challenged

11 August 2009 | The ownership of shopska salad – considered by Bulgarians as one of the few dishes that is truly their own, was challenged by a Serbian publication claiming that the salad is in... Full Story


Take a Wok on the Wild Side in Belgrade, Serbia
Take a Wok on the Wild Side in Belgrade, Serbia

With thousands of foreigners flooding the city for the Universiade Games and the Exit festival, the hot and crowded summer Belgrade nights were full of exotic sounds and scents Full Story


Ohrid Summer Festival Promotes Ajvar
Ohrid Summer Festival Promotes Ajvar

2 July 2009 | This year Macedonia’s Ohrid Summer Festival will not only bring a month filled with art Full Story


Espresso Gains Popularity in Greece
Espresso Gains Popularity in Greece

10 June 2009 | Espresso is increasing winning over the hearts (and palates) of Greeks and making its way to becoming the caffeine-loving nation’s favourite type of coffee.
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Turkey to Ask EU to Recognise Rakiya as National Drink
Turkey to Ask EU to Recognise Rakiya as National Drink

6 May 2009 | In its negotiations with the EU, Turkey will ask that rakiya, or brandy, receive the status of a “national drink,” national media reported recently.
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Serbia Marks End of Month-Long, Food-Filled Holiday Season
Serbia Marks End of Month-Long, Food-Filled Holiday Season

A large number of holidays and patron-saint days are marked in Serbia between December 19th and January 20th. Full Story


Macedonia Goes Back to Culinary Roots
Macedonia Goes Back to Culinary Roots

The holiday season this year confirmed a new trend in Macedonia: people are getting back in touch with their culinary roots.
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Turkey Boasts World’s Most Ecologically Clean Tea
Turkey Boasts World’s Most Ecologically Clean Tea

Among the nearly 30 countries that produce tea in the world, Turkey is the only one producing ecologically clean tea without chemical additives Full Story


Balkan Culinary Wars III: Other People’s Meatballs
Balkan Culinary Wars III: Other People’s Meatballs

Ćevapčići from Leskovac, köfte from İzmir or Bulgarian kebapche? Greek keftedes too, please!
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Culinary (and Other) Delights of Macedonia's Tikvesh Wine Region
Culinary (and Other) Delights of Macedonia's Tikvesh Wine Region

In this engaging travel piece, the author recounts a summer expedition into Macedonia’s wine country, and a trip down the country’s ‘other’ lake - Tikvesh, which is also the general name for the... Full Story


Balkan Culinary Wars II: The Epic Battle over a Vegetable Relish
Balkan Culinary Wars II: The Epic Battle over a Vegetable Relish

Ajvar, lyutenitsa, zacuscă or biber salçası? The peppers, tomatoes and aubergines purée is to inflame as much hostility as the Macedonian issue a century ago. Full Story


Urfa Kebab, Çig Köfte
Urfa Kebab, Çig Köfte

Once in a local restaurant in Urfa, most connoisseurs of Turkish cuisine would immediately order the Urfa kebab – the wonderfully tasty pieces of ground meat on a stick, accompanied by lots of... Full Story


Serbians' Buttery Pride
Serbians' Buttery Pride

Like all nations, the people of the Balkans also have their culinary obsessions: the Turks put aubergines over everything, the Greeks – oregano, and the Bulgarians – a herb known as... Full Story


Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

During the height of winter the Balkans destroy their treasures. But this is not some kind of season of vandalism; it is rather a period of sweet pleasures – the treasures are culinary and they... Full Story


Balkan Culinary Wars I:  Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece in a Ruthless Fight over a Greasy Snack
Balkan Culinary Wars I: Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece in a Ruthless Fight over a Greasy Snack

A dozen modifications of the same dish are at the bottom of a deep culinary dispute on the Balkans. The Bulgarian banitsa, the Serbian gibanica, the Greek pita, the Macedonian maznik and the... Full Story


Boudain Noir à la Prilep
Boudain Noir à la Prilep

In France, they have been making boudain for at least 1000 years, using at least 100 different recipes. On the Balkans, they have been making boudain for at least 1000 years, using at least 100... Full Story


Haute Cuisine in Kurkizhaba
Haute Cuisine in Kurkizhaba

There is a peculiar type of people living in northern Bulgaria. They name their villages Kravoder, Kurkizhaba or Studeno Buche; ride bikes or donkeys; raise fledglings in a bucket; and give their... Full Story


From Börek to Kadin-Göbek
From Börek to Kadin-Göbek

Aubergines are in their element here. They are everywhere – dark, shiny and elegant, lined up next to one another as if ready for a feast. It is a little known fact that this noble vegetable is... Full Story


The Truffle Rush
The Truffle Rush

The Istria Peninsula in Northern Croatia is the Klondike of the culinary world. Every October, among the Motovun forests near the Livade village and along the banks of the Mirna River, there are... Full Story


Octopus's Garden
Octopus's Garden

You can't help being suspicious about the Greeks if you ever see how they treat their octopuses. The scenes of violence you can witness along the 16,000 kilometres of Greek coast are too shocking... Full Story


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